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Very interesting articles, Latte, thanks!! I've remained a 'true blue' BFG customer but I did go on the 'lite' membership plan a few months ago where they only bill me every other month. But still can buy games for $6.99 at any time even the month they don't bill me. They never advertised this but offered it to me when I sent an email question to support, unrelated to the membership price. So I jumped on it. I was buying 2 to 3 games a month there but haven't in a while just because I dont care much for the new games coming out right now. Even the new tm games suck. I've tried several of them free from Gamehouse, and dont really mind the ads. I guess that's also why I don't buy so many from BFG anymore.
I bought the Playpass and kept it for 2 months then cancelled. I rejoined just to buy DTT and will buy WD3 with it then probably cancel it again. I noticed now they are offering medals on some non PF exclusive games. Hoping to up their sales I'm sure.
Ok, so I did get an email from BF this morning. Steeler, as you suggested last night, they put me from the 'lite' plan (billed every other month) into the new One Membership plan, and seems I will now be billed every month again, which I don't want because I haven't used my last credit from 2 months ago yet. The perks they are listing for current members is the ability to get tomorrow's game today, the premium customer service live chat, and the gifts they mail out like Felix the stuffed fish. Personally I think the customer service live chat should be available to all customers who buy any games from them. I'll probably cancel since I can now buy their games at any time for $6.99 now. They also said more new perks to be announced soon. I was bored last night and browsed their inventory for a new game to buy and couldn't find one I was interested in, so I won't be spending money there 'just cuz' they're only $6.99, Truthfully though there are a few games I got free at Gamehouse that I would've probably bought at BFG like The Great Chocolate Chase, Amelie's Cafe, Hospital Hustle. These are games that I wouldn't have paid full price for but I got them free and it has cost BF some of my business (and saved me money at the same time). I'll wait to see what their new perks are before I cancel but I doubt it would be enough to persuade me to keep get billed when they don't have even one game per month that I want. Problem is I've already bought all the tm games they have that I was interested in, lol. But I'm sure they will be getting alot of business from customers that never had a membership account there before.
Gamezebo's email this morning has an article in it regarding Gamelab if anyone is interested in reading that. I'm headed there now.
I think BFG's idea is a short-lived solution. There are only so many games I really don't want (but will buy) out there. The developers are still missing the point. If they would produce interesting, quality games I wouldn't mind spending $20. Until they start doing that their sales are going to bottom out again.